Door to Door
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William Macy's performance is excellent, I forgot he was William Macy about 15 minutes into the movie. Helen Mirren was remarkable as his mother - a big inspiration whose presence is felt even after her death both by Bill and by us each time we see him remember her (which is regularly.)
Kyra Sedgwick is luminous as Shelly - early in the movie her character is quite young and she pulls it off beautifully - and we watch her develop into "just a job to keep me going through college" to being much, much more as she matures into an adult side by side, heart to heart with Bill.
The syncronicities - again, woven by the thread of Bill, might have been seen as "accidental" - until we know the heart of the man. Salespeople in all areas ought to watch this movie - it isn't about the products, its about honoring people and showing them how their lives can be impacted by those products.
Finally - this movie reminded me that Love will never go the way of the dinosaur.
Thank you - everyone involved in this film.
This movie is funny, heart-warming, and endearing thanks to what I consider the best performance from William H. Macy ever. A must see movie!
Porter was afflicted with cerebral palsy at birth. In this made-for-TV film, Porter (William Macy) explains its cause as the too assiduous application of forceps by the obstetrician who delivered him. As the film opens, Bill is attempting, at age 21, to land his first job as a salesman, the profession of his deceased father. Porter is encouraged and supported by his mother (Helen Mirren), who writes the words "patience" and "persistence" with ketchup on the outside of her son's brown-bag sandwiches after Watkins reluctantly hires the young man. To prove that he can do the job despite his disability, Porter has challenged Watson by offering to take the toughest sales route that nobody else wants. Soon after, Bill's mother begins to suffer the mental impairment that eventually lands her in an assisted care facility. Bill is now on his solitary own.
If it wasn't for Macy's performance, DOOR TO DOOR would just be another of those warm and fuzzy human interest stories that otherwise makes my eyeballs roll for its political correctness. Macy, who's cast in the lead too infrequently, turns in his best performance since FOCUS (2001) - perhaps better. The actor's depiction of Porter's handicap is a pointed reminder of the difficulties to be surmounted by one so afflicted, even including painful isolation from normal, male-female sexual intimacy and romance.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favorite films. It will take you through all of the emotions and you will be drawn in to this story of struggles and success. You will not be disappointed! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lovey Dovey
I love Bill Porter's story. This was a good movie, but a little too glamorized ala Hollywood style. Still it got the point across about how inspiring this man was, and how he... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rainy PDX
Saw this on TV years ago and loved it! A great story of courage, determination and overcoming one's challenges! A must see!Published 3 months ago by Stephen B.
Very good movie, great cast, William Macy is outstatnding, makes you forget it's "only" a movie...Published 5 months ago by StDuroch
This is an outstanding movie! I'm a 52yo male and I watched this for the first time about 10 years ago. Since then I've seen it several more times. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JusThinkin